Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday
The Death Cure by James Dashner

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Waiting On Wednesday, is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and asks the question, "What are books are you anxiously waiting on?"

Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: Sept 2011

We meet Liesl the night after the day her young father has died. That same day she is visited by a ghost, Po, an eight year old boy who lives on the other side, the territory between life and death that runs parallel to the living world. Po has come to tell her that her father is stuck on the other side, and that she is the only one who can help him cross over. A couple of wooden boxes. Some ashes. Some magic dust. A ghost, its pet, and a boy who forgot to wear a hat in the cold. From these seemingly odd, random characters Oliver weaves the enchanting story of how, with the aid of Liesl, these elements come together over the course of one week to restore love and luster to a world gone grey and heartless.
I am a huge fan of Lauren Oliver's writing. Her two previous books Before I Fall and Delirium were amazing and unique in their own way. With this upcoming book she is focusing on a middle school audience and I am sure that she will be as successful writing for this audience as she has been with YA.

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